AVAIL THE OPPORTUNITY, INSTEAD OF REGRETTING

Stories and movies about Time Machines or Time Travel have always amused me. Being a day dreamer, I have always travelled many times to my past or just thought about travelling to different times and doing heroic things before returning back to present time. I think, few of you might relate to it as well.

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But when it is a question of traveling backwards to my past and making something right which I regret now for doing it otherwise in the past, is a difficult one. I know, this is just a thought and I will never be able to go back to my past or any slid forward or backward on the timeline of life. Yet, I want to bring out something to inspire myself as well as others through the very thought of rectifying something that happened in my past if I am given an opportunity.

The saddest event that took place in my life was when a sister-like girl committed suicide. Her family was not suffering from financial difficulties, she was the most beautiful female in her family, she was a studious girl yet, she committed suicide. She was very close to me and I had that opportunity to listen to her deepest pain but I couldn’t. Blame it on my immaturity or age, I was just a 19-year lad then. If I would ever get an opportunity to go back and see her alive then I will make her comfortable and listen to her heart carefully pray with her and help her out of her depression for which she took her own life.   

Apart from that incident I will change something else which I regret a lot these days. If I get an opportunity to go back when I was unmarried, I would try to save a lot of money which I spent unnecessarily. I wasted money on chatting. Sitting in a café, I used to chat with people meaninglessly, blaming on my being lonely at that particular time. If I could have saved little money then it would have helped our initial marital life a bit.

Other than above two issues there are many things I would love to change, but a question came to my mind as I was writing all these.

“Would these changes in my past life produce the man I am now?”  

The answer to this question might be negative. God takes care of our whole being whoever we are, even when we don’t like something in our life, He loves us wholeheartedly. He built that naïve and immature boy of 19 to help and console many people in distress. The same man who wasted so much money in the past, now understood the value of money when God took me through those difficult phases in life, financially. Today, I teach many about how to do a financial budget at home.  

I came across Gayathri Vijayakumar, a user on Quora.com who answered to the question, “If you had a chance to go back in the past and change one thing only about your past, which would you choose and why?”

Her answer was:

If I go back to the past and change one thing, then I will not be where I am today. There are regrets, there are mistakes in the past, but I have learnt something from them. It made me stronger, though the lessons were harsh. But that’s okay. Everything happens for a reason. So, the option of changing past is ruled out for me. Just learn, Accept and Move on!

I could relate with her answer so much and so agreed with wise words she spoke.  

The Bible says,

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”

If we miss the opportunity to the right thing at the right time then we suffer the consequence, that is paying the price. We just can’t make it right again. The time we lose, we lose for eternity. That is why, instead of regretting it is important to do the right thing when it is still day time. Because at night no one can work.

Let’s make the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

Stay Blessed!

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